Blues for Kids Invites Patient Artists to Morning Skate & Game

Friends of Kids with Cancer was awarded the Blues for Kids Captain’s Grant for $50,000 for the second year to support art therapy programs at our three partnering treatment centers.

Blues for Kids, the charitable trust of the St. Louis Blues, invited patient artists and their families, along with Friends art therapists to enjoy the Blues morning skate at Enterprise Center in March.

A collaborative mosaic art piece created by patients and siblings was unveiled to be hung in the Blues for Kids section of Enterprise Center in Portal 15.

Families got to meet Blues Captain, Brayden Schenn, ask questions, take photos, and take home a signed puck.

That evening, patients and their families were invited to the Brayden Schenn Suite to watch the Blues vs. the Colorado Avalanche game. Friends treated each family member to an item of their choice in the Blues apparel store and cheered on the Blues while eating great food in the private suite.

A big thank you to Blues for Kids and Brayden Schenn for an incredible day and for making a difference in the lives of St. Louis families facing cancer through their generous funding of art therapy.

“Through our partnership with Friends of Kids with Cancer, Blues for Kids helps to make art therapy accessible to pediatric cancer patients and their siblings,” Randy Girsch, Vice President/Executive Director of Blues for Kids, stated.

“Cancer care and awareness is at the forefront of much of what we do as a foundation, and we are proud to support the cause in this way. From displaying patient artwork in our concourse to welcoming families to games through our player programs, we are thrilled to see how our partnership has continued to grow.”

“We are thankful we had the opportunity to be a part of morning skate! It was a blast. Sarah was thrilled to have such a unique experience with the Blues, her friends from the cancer center, and 
Friends of Kids with Cancer!”

—Andrea Ligammari-Kunz, patient mom